MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The president and CEO of Jackson Health System says the number of hospitalizations for COVID-19 patients is increasing.

Carlos Migoya said, “The COVID numbers at Jackson have really been going up slowly for the last 14 days. I would also tell you that the numbers for the county have also been going up in the last 14 days. Specifically, in the last 7 days, hospitalized beds for COVID patients in Dade County have gone up by twenty-seven percent.”

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Migoya said the good news is that the number of patients in the intensive care unit is not growing by much.

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He believes that is because the staff is better prepared to identify and treat symptoms of the virus, compared to earlier in the pandemic.